Archive for August, 2008

Slavic Soul Party!

Posted in Artists on August 29, 2008 by modibanyc

Region: Balkan, USA

www.slavicsoulparty.com
www.myspace.com/slavicsoulparty

Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, killer Gypsy accordion, and virtuoso jazz chops make Slavic Soul Party! NYC’s official #1 brass band for Balkan Soul Gypsy

Slavic Soul Party: “Teknochek Collision (Bellyhouse Remix)”

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Chicago Afrobeat Project

Posted in Artists on August 29, 2008 by modibanyc

Region: USA, Nigeria

www.chicagoafrobeatproject.com
www.myspace.com/chicagoafrobeatproject

The nine members of Chicago Afrobeat Project individually donate various influences and skills — funk, rock, jazz, afro-Cuban, high life and juju music – that help settle the group’s music into a hypnotic, dance-compelling pulse that is equal parts high-energy rock and experimental jazz.

Chicago Afrobeat Project: “Jekajo”

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Haale

Posted in Artists on August 29, 2008 by modibanyc

Region: Iran, USA

www.haale.com
www.myspace.com/haale

Haale (as in halle-lujah), is a Bronx-born woman of Iranian descent whose songs are trance-inducing, rhythmically propulsive, and lyrically engaging tapestries that draw on both Persian mystical and American psychedelic musical traditions.

Haale: “Ay Dar Shekasteh”

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Celia Mara

Posted in Artists on August 29, 2008 by modibanyc

Region: Brazil

www.celia-mara.net

Célia Mara is a guitarist and singer-songwriter from Brazil, now residing in Austria, who combines funk, samba, rock, electric-tango, and Nu-bossa into sophisticated, vibrant and socially aware pieces.

Celia Mara: “Brigada Rosa”

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Nation Beat

Posted in Artists on August 29, 2008 by modibanyc

Region: Brazil

www.nationbeat.com
www.myspace.com/nationbeat

At the heart of Nation Beat, a 6-piece group from Brooklyn, lies a totally original 21st century fusion between thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming and New Orleans second line rhythms, Appalachian-inspired bluegrass music, funk, rock, and country-blues.

Nation Beat – “Sobe A Poeira”

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Dazkarieh

Posted in Artists on August 29, 2008 by modibanyc

Region: Portugal

www.dazkarieh.com
www.myspace.com/dazkarieh

Dazkarieh is a four-piece experimental folk rock band from Lisboa, Portugal, whose work suggests a never-ending search for acoustic sounds which merges into a powerful electric discharge through which an invigorating path is drawn in the “traditional root” of Portuguese music.

Dazkarieh: “Senhora Da Azenha”

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Jah Dan & Noble Society

Posted in Artists on August 29, 2008 by modibanyc

Region: Guyana, Jamaica, USA

www.noblesocietymusic.com
www.myspace.com/noblesociety

Noble Society is a trio broadcasting, from Brooklyn, New York, a musical hybrid of dancehall and hip hop, with a whole lot of reggae thrown in.

Noble Society: “The Swarm”

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